MLS® Laser Therapy
When a physical condition or injury affects mobility or quality of life, there is one goal: A rapid return to every-day activities.
Our Clinic is proud to be on the medical technological forefront by offering MLS Laser Therapy. We have invested in the very best technology as a key component of our continuing quest to offer you the finest in health care.
This is a perfect treatment option for both chronic pain and for athletes looking to get back to competition quickly!
Laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and proven successful as evidenced by extensive and credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard University.
MLS Laser Therapy uses specific wavelengths of light that have a strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema effect on tissues that are exposed to the laser. Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology.
Photons of laser energy penetrate deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. As a result of exposure to the MLS Laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves faster. As inflammation is reduced pain subsides very quickly. In simple terms, laser energy kick-starts the healing process, thereby speeding recovery.
There are no known side-effects! Laser therapy is cleared by the FDA and is safe and effective.
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What is Laser Therapy and how does it work?
Laser therapy is a therapeutic treatment that uses light energy (photons) for tissue healing and pain reduction. The light energy penetrates deeply into damaged cells and stimulates cellular activity. As a result of exposure to the laser, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles repair themselves. Light energy enters damaged cells and stimulated inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover, the healing process is complete.
What is MLS?
MLS stands for Multi-wave Lock System. MLS is the name of the FDA approved technology that utilizes a patented combination of unique wavelengths. The two wavelengths work together to deliver superior results.
How is MLS different?
MLS Therapy uses two wavelengths to overcome the limits of traditional Laser Therapy. Continuous laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build-up; however they only have a secondary effect on pain which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process. The MLS pulsed laser emissions on the other hand, have a practically immediate effect on pain since they are able to induce analgesia by interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema.
What is the advantage of MLS therapy over traditional low level lasers (LLLT)?
Until now, there have been only pulsed light lasers that control swelling and continuous light lasers that control pain, but not both. Cu rrent traditional laser therapy provides partial treatment at best by reducing inflammation or pain but never both at the same time. MLS Therapy is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time. LLLT cannot achieve these results because of the limitations of using one or two wavelengths that are not synchronized. The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the emissions to achieve results previously unattainable. Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.
How was MLS Therapy developed and tested?
MLS Therapy has been developed and tested following a strict course of biomedical and clinical research. The effectiveness of the combination of the emissions making up the MLS pulse was initially tested in vitro on cellular cultures, then in vivo on animals, and finally by means of controlled clinical trials run by major state-of-the-art health organizations for treating traumatic and degenerative painful diseases.
What are the most common indications for therapy?
The most common MLS Therapy indications are pain relief, intervertebral disc disease, degenerative joint disease, arthritic conditions, muscular/skeletal system trauma, and inflammatory conditions.What conditions does it treat?
Neck & Back Pain
Tendon & ligament injuries
Sore muscles, muscle strains & tears
Degenerative joint conditions
Neurological & general pain or bruising
Pre & post-surgical treatment
Specific neurological conditions
What are the benefits?
No known side effects
Painless and Non-Invasive
Rapid relief of pain
Strong anti-inflammatory effect
Timely healing of sprains & strains
Rapid recovery of the structural integrity of injured regions
Rapid resolution of swollen areas
Immediate improvement of local blood circulation
Rapid repair of superficial injuries, such as wounds and ulcers
What can I expect during a treatment?
MLS Laser Therapy is a painless treatment that lasts a few minutes. Some patients have stated they feel a comfortable warm sensation in the area being treated, while other patients usually don’t feel the laser. There is no pain, heat, redness or swelling during or after treatment.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Most patients experience positive results in 1 to 3 treatments, with the average course of treatment being 7 to 10 sessions. Any swelling is greatly reduced and there is a rapid relief of pain. Acute conditions usually subside quickly, typically within one phase of treatments, and chronic conditions can be controlled with regular treatments. The effects of MLS Laser Therapy are cumulative; therefore, expect to see improvement as you proceed through your treatment plan. It is critical that once you start, you complete the course of treatments recommended by your doctor or symptoms are likely to reoccur.
How many treatments are usually needed to get results?
Results can often been seen after the first treatment. Most conditions have protocols that range from 6-10 treatments, strains/sprains may take as few as 2 treatments. The treatments are cumulative and are delivered 2-3 times per week for 2-3 weeks.
What are some of the contraindications for therapy lasers?
The MLS laser is used for symptomatic treatment, and is contraindicated where analgesia may mask progressive pathology, and should not be used where the clinician would normally avoid the use of any other analgesia in order to retain the beneficial aspects of pain.
Class IV lasers are potentially harmful to the retina, though accidental retinal damage is unlikely. Both patient and practitioner must wear laser safety eyewear appropriate for the NIR wavelength.
Do not use MLS laser therapy over a pregnant uterus. It may be used on the pregnant patient as an adjunct to the other modalities.
The laser should not be used over the thyroid gland.
It is conceivable that laser-mediated vasodilatation may worsen a hemorrhage.
Laser therapy is contraindicated for patients on certain drugs.
Are Cutting Edge MLS Therapy Lasers class IV lasers?
This type of laser is a state of the art class IV infrared cold laser with a peak power of 25 watts. MLS Therapy Lasers are FDA cleared, patented via the US Patent Office and compliant with CE Quality Systems. It is the only laser with dual wavelengths that are synchronized in such a way to achieve better results with much shorter treatment times.
What wavelengths are used in the MLS therapy?
MLS therapy uses both the 808nm and 905nm wavelengths simultaneously. The 808nm wavelength is delivered using continuous emission while the 905nm wavelength is delivered using pulsed emission.
Why are two wavelengths used?
MLS Therapy uses two wavelengths to overcome the limits of traditional Laser Therapy. Traditional Laser therapy does not deliver both wave lengths in a reinforcing and synchronized fashion. Continuous laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluid build ups; however they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process. Pulsed laser emissions, on the other hand, have a practically immediate effect on pain, since they are able to induce analgesia, by interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema.
How deep does the laser penetrate into the patient?
The laser light will penetrate between 3-5 cm based on a variety of factors including skin thickness and target area. The effects of the light are often reverberated deeper to stimulate some of the effects associated with lasers at a deeper level than just 5 cm.